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Campus and Distance Learning Meal Availability
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Hello Families,

There are some important updates to the Child Nutrition Department.  Please read the information below:
 
With the February 22nd, 2021 change to Campus Learning, there are changes to meal access. 
Meals will be available each student attendance day in a "grab
 
Meal kits for E.V. Cain students are available for curbside pickup on Thursday each week from 1:45 pm - 2:15 pm. Meal kits on Thursday will contain three breakfast meals and three lunch meals. 
Meal kits kits are available to children enrolled in Cohort C and children not yet enrolled in school (up to age 18) on Tuesday each week from 1:45 pm - 2:15 pm and Thursday each week from 1:45 pm - 2:15 pm. Meal kits on Tuesday will contain two breakfast meals and two lunch meals. Meal kits on Thursday will contain three breakfast meals and three lunch meals. 
 
  • When do these updates take effect? These updates take effect the week of February 22nd, 2021. The first day for curbside meal kit pickup is Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021.
  • How much do meals cost?  There is no cost to receive meals.
  • How will meals be served? 
    • Campus Meals: Breakfast and lunch meals are available on campus for all students enrolled in Cohort A and Cohort B. At E.V. Cain, meals are available on campus through the main service lines. Menus are posted online, but are subject to change. At the elementary schools, meals are packaged for "grab-and-go" service at multiple service points on campus. The service points on campus are unique to each school. Look for the big colorful carts!
    • Curbside Meals: Meal kits are served “curbside.”  Meal kits are available for pickup weekly on Tuesday and Thursday at E.V. Cain Middle School, Rock Creek Elementary School, and Skyridge Elementary School. Meal Kits are available at E.V. Cain 1:45 pm - 2:15 pm, at Rock Creek Elementary School 1:15 pm - 1:45 pm, and at Skyridge Elementary School 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm.
  • What’s included in a meal kit?  Meal kits on Tuesday include two breakfast meals and two lunch meals. Meal kits on Thursday include three breakfast meals and three lunch meals. 
  • How can I get my child(ren)'s meal kit?  On your first visit, please bring your children or your children's ID cards.  A Child Nutrition Team member will issue you a "Meal Passport" verifying the number of children eligible for meals in your household.  Please bring this Meal Passport with you every time you pick up Meal Kits.
  • What if I have multiple students?  You can pick up meal kits for all your children enrolled in Cohort C at an elementary school, students enrolled at E.V. Cain, or children up to age 18 at the same location. 
  • Where can I find a menu? Please visit the district website Child Nutrition section to find the most updated menu information. Please note – menus are subject to change without notice.
 
We are encouraging families to continue to be proactive in reducing the risk of COVID-19 by not congregating at the school site once meal kits have been distributed.  We further encourage families to continue to wash hands often, sneeze or cough into a tissue and stay home if you are sick.
 
You can pick up meal kits for Cohort C students and children not enrolled in school up to age 18 at any of our current meal pick up locations.  Meals are available at:
E.V. Cain Middle School - 150 Palm Ave., Auburn, CA 95603
Rock Creek Elementary School - 3050 Bell Road, Auburn, CA 95603
Skyridge Elementary School - 800 Perkins Way, Auburn, CA 95603
 
Please let us know to expect you.
 
Meal Benefit Application
 
For assistance please contact the Child Nutrition Department at:
(530) 745-8824
(530) 745-8833

School Meal Menus
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The Ways We Are Well - AUSD Wellness Policy
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Announcing Online Meal Benefit Applications!
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We're very pleased to announce we now accept confidential Meal Benefit Applications online!
 
Click here to submit your household information completely confidentially.  Online applications are processed the fastest for the fastest results!

What's in a meal?
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Meals include more than what is listed on the menu!  Due to changes in fresh produce, some items are not listed on the main menus.
 
Every breakfast meal includes a choice of a whole-grain-rich entree, fruit selections, and a choice of Wonderful White Milk or Charming Chocolate Milk.
A meal is made when a student selects at least three servings of food, one must be a half-cup serving of fruit.
 
Every lunch meal includes a choice of entree (grains and protein), fruit and vegetable selections, and a choice of Wonderful White Milk or Charming Chocolate Milk.
A meal is made when a student selects at least three servings of food (from three different food groups), one must be a half-cup serving of fruit or vegetable.
 
Child Nutrition Assistants are specially trained to help students select a full meal.
 
The Meal Benefit Program covers the cost of one full breakfast meal and one full lunch meal daily for approved students.  Unfortunately, the Meal Benefit Program is not able to cover the cost of individual items, such as a single milk purchase.
 
A la carte sales of items, like milk, are available to all students with positive account balances to draw from.  
The Nutrition Services department is made up of a team of food and nutrition professionals that are dedicated to students' health, well being and their ability to learn. We support learning by promoting healthful habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices.
 
Meals, foods and beverages sold or served at schools meet state and federal requirements which are based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines. We provide students with access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students.

 
Helpful Nutrition Services Links
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Meals, foods and beverages sold or served at schools meet state and federal requirements based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines. All meals, foods and beverages are prepared and served by qualified child nutrition professionals. We provide students with access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students.
 
Online meal payments are currently unavailable.  Please check back frequently.
 
With the Meal Benefit Program, Free and Reduced priced meals are available to families who qualify based on household size and income. If your family chooses to apply, please return the completed form to the school office. You will be notified by mail of your child's status. Until notification, you must provide your child with a lunch or lunch money.

 
Earned Income Tax Credit
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Based on your annual earnings, you may be eligible to receive the Earned Income Tax Credit from the Federal Government (Federal EITC). The Federal EITC is a refundable federal income tax credit for low-income working individuals and families. The Federal EITC has no effect on certain welfare benefits. In most cases, Federal EITC payments will not be used to determine eligibility for Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income, food stamps, low-income housing, or most Temporary Assistance For Needy Families payments. Even if you do not owe federal taxes, you must file a federal tax return to receive the Federal EITC. Be sure to fill out the Federal EITC form in the Federal Income Tax Return Booklet. For information regarding your eligibility to receive the Federal EITC, including information on how to obtain the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Notice 797 or any other necessary forms and instructions, contact the IRS by calling 1-800-829-3676 or through its website at www.irs.gov.
 
You may also be eligible to receive the California Earned Income Tax Credit (California EITC) starting with the calendar year 2015 tax year. The California EITC is a refundable state income tax credit for low-income working individuals and families. The California EITC is treated in the same manner as the Federal EITC and generally will not be used to determine eligibility for welfare benefits under California law. To claim the California EITC, even if you do not owe California taxes, you must file a California income tax return and complete and attach the California EITC Form (FTB 3514). For information on the availability of the credit eligibility requirements and how to obtain the necessary California forms and get help filing, contact the Franchise Tax Board at 1-800-852-5711 or through its website at www.ftb.ca.gov.

 
Non-Discrimination Statement
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In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
 
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at .  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the , (AD-3027) found online at:  , and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call . Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1)   mail: U.S. Department of AgricultureOffice of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights1400 Independence Avenue, SWWashington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2)   fax: ; or
(3)  email: .
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.